Jocassee Lake Tours

Your Portal To Lake Jocassee and the Jocassee Gorges


Lake Jocassee is a 9,000-acre, 385-foot deep reservoir located in northwest South Carolina. It was created by Duke Power in 1973 for the purpose of generating hydroelectric power. The lake is commonly known for the clean and cold Appalachian mountain rivers that feed the lake, keeping its waters cool and water vis...

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The Jocassee Gorges was recently named one of "50 of the World’s Last Great Places—Destinations of a Lifetime" in a special edition of National Geographic magazine.“National Geographic's special recognition of Jocassee Gorges is quite an honor,” said Mark Hall, Jocassee Gorges land manager for the S.C. Department of...


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This Week on Lake Jocassee

This Week: February 20, 2017

LOON RESCUE! It was thrilling, heartwarming, heartbreaking, and just plain awesome. What a night we had. Two nights of each week during this 3 week...

This Week: February 13, 2017

EARTHWATCH. DAY ONE  Three years of growing scientific interest in the loons of Lake Jocassee, the time has finally come. ...

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Blue Water - Blue Wall: February 20, 2017

18TH CENTURY HIKERS When botanist Andre Michaux and his teenage son walked north through Keowee Valley ...

Blue Water - Blue Wall: February 13, 2017

ALTERNATIVE WINTER What a long, strange winter this has been. Warm, cold, warmer. Cold, warm, colder. ...

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Salem, SC


Humidity: 49%

Wind: 7 mph

  • 26 Feb 2017

    Sunny 57°F 32°F

  • 27 Feb 2017

    Rain 62°F 39°F


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Phone: 864-280-5501

We depart from the main boat dock at Devils Fork State Park 161 Holcombe Circle, Salem SC, 28676